|2014 Special Events|
Kick off the 21st annual season with ROYAL SAVINGS! Adults save $22 on Opening Weekend admission by receiving two adult tickets for the price of one at the Festival Box Office. A Two for $22 coupon is required. Click here for coupon location information.
Enjoy guest performances highlighting cultural dance and comedy influenced by Spanish history and culture. SAVE $12 with FREE child admission ages 5-12, with paid adult admission. A Kids FREE coupon is required. Children under 5 always free! Click here for coupon location information.
Host a toast of fine festival ale and taste the 2014 Gambrinus Cup Homebrew competition award winning brew! Learn about the time honored craft of beer brewing! Sample a selection of fine micro-brewed ale and participate in a series of RenFest Beer Games.
Adventurous costumed ladies are invited to attend the Saucy Wench Costume Contest held at The Haven (left of the Joust) at 2:00pm! Ladies are encouraged to flirtatiously strut their sultry stuff to influence the judges' votes - all in good, clean fun of course! Prizes will be awarded.
BrewFest activities start at 12pm and end at 3:30pm. Click to learn more about the Gambrinus Cup Homebrew Competition!
Free Child Admission! No Coupon required! Looking for a fun, free, and safe place to trick or treat? Put the Renaissance Festival on your Halloween list of things to do with free event admission for all children 12 and under, free treats to be found all around the Festival village, and a Halloween Treasure Hunt with prizes! Children and adults are encouraged to show off their Halloween costumes and enter the Halloween Costume Contest! All costumes are welcome! The costume contest will be held at The Haven (left of the Joust) at 2:00 PM for children and 3:00 PM for adults (or immediately following the children). Click here for more information about Halloween Daze & Spooky Knights!
This special event weekend is possible due to support from:
ARRRRGH! It's foolish pleasures and pirate's treasures! Special Pirate Entertainment scheduled all weekend long! Start your Holiday shopping early and save at the Fairhaven Village Marketplace! Purchase $200 or more in festival arts & crafts and receive two FREE $22 Renaissance Festival Tickets valid for the remaining two weekends of this 2014 season (one offer per person)! Dress as your favorite scurrrrvy dog and win prizes in the Pirate's Costume Contests held at 1:00 PM at the The Haven (next to the Joust Arena). Separate contests will be held for adults and children. Prizes will be awarded.
Fluent Language Solutions and Central Piedmont Community College are proud to partner with the Carolina Renaissance Festival to provide a renaissance experience for the deaf. Certified sign language interpreters will perform interpreted stage performances at select stages located inside the village. Student interpreters will also be available to offer guided tours of the village. Anyone interested in deaf awareness is invited to share in this special occasion as well as stop by the deaf awareness informational booth located outside the village entrance.
This special event day is made possible by the support of the following partners:
Patrons don’t need a Passport to Time Travel to the 16th Century! Dress as your favorite Time Traveler or dress as a character inspired by your favorite movie, TV program, comic book, work of science fiction and/or fantasy - all are welcome!
Participate in the Time Traveler’s costume contest located at The Haven (next to the Joust) at 2:30 and win prizes!
Enjoy book signings by popular local science fiction and fantasy authors! Click here for additional details!
Participate in the Royal School Supply Drive by donating school supplies at the Festival entrance or at Park Road Books in Charlotte and receive FREE child admission ages 5-12 (children under 5 always free).
This special event weekend is possible due to support from the following partners:
Chomp a Turkey Leg before Turkey Day and don't miss the last chance of the year to experience your best day out in History! Donate canned foods at the Festival entrance and SAVE $12 by receiving FREE child admission ages 5-12 (children under 5 always free). Don't miss your last chance to take part in the merriment! One canned food item is all it takes to receive the discount but please feel free to donate more. Can food donations are collected by:
Fun Patch Program!
Children of all ages can earn a Carolina Renaissance Festival Fun Patch via a fun, interactive educational experience! Great for Scouts, Youth Groups, and more! Click here for details!